We had an excellent line-up of speakers for our research seminar series in semester one this year. We have more great speakers lined up for semester two.

Here are the speakers and titles. We will have at least one addition and will update when we know more.

Some of the talks are in person and some online. The first talk in semester two takes place online at 2.30-3.30pm on Thursday 20th of January. Unless otherwise indicated, all other talks take place at 12 noon to 1pm on Wednesdays.

For on-campus events, you can find directions to the campus and a campus map here:

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-campuses/newcastle-city-campus/

We will also be streaming the in-person seminars so you can join them online.

For the link to online events, please email Billy Clark: billy.clark@northumbria.ac.uk

SEMESTER TWO

(the most recent talks are chronologically arranged with most recent/furthest in the future first)

Wednesday 18 May, online 12-1pm

Jane Setter, University of Reading

‘Prosody in Global Englishes’

Wednesday 11 May, in person and online, 12-1pm

Michelle Sheehan, Newcastle University

‘A place for linguistics in the UK languages curriculum? Feedback from a co-creation project’

Thursday 20 January, online, 2.30-3.30pm:

Hannah Gibson, University of Essex

‘An incremental account of the light verb piga in Swahili’

****PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE TWO TALKS ON THE 26TH OF JANUARY****

Wednesday 26 January November, on campus, room to be confirmed, 12-1pm,:

Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow

‘When Glaswegian met ‘Mockney’: Social factors and language ideologies in the de-standardisation of a vernacular urban dialect’

Wednesday 26 January, Institute of Humanities Research Seminar,

in Lipman Building room 121, 4.10-5.10pm:

Jeanette Littlemore, University of Birmingham

‘The Role of (Creative) Metaphor in Expressing Emotion and Evaluation’

Wednesday 9 February, online, 12-1pm:

Ian Cushing, Edge Hill University

‘”Word gaps”, raciolinguistic ideologies and the re-normalisation of deficit discourses in England’s schools’

THE FOLLOWING TWO TALKS ARE POSTPONED DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION:

POSTPONED: Wednesday 2 March, Institute of Humanities Research Seminar, online 4.10-5.15pm

Karen Corrigan, Newcastle University

‘Old letters from America and new sounds from Europe: how migration reshapes the linguistic realities of multilingual societies’

POSTPONED: Wednesday 23 March, in person, room TBC:

Michelle Sheehan, Newcastle University

‘A place for linguistics in the UK languages curriculum? Feedback from a co-creation project’

POSTPONED: Wednesday 30 March, online, 12-1pm:

Jane Setter, University of Reading

‘Prosody in global Englishes’

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SEMESTER ONE

Wednesday 3 November, in-person:

Rachael Bailes, Newcastle University

‘Information uniformity in linguistic planning: form and function for noise resistance’

Wednesday 17 November, online:

Veronika Koller, Lancaster University (with Jess Aiston, Alexandra Krendel and Mark McGlashan)

‘Introducing Mantrap: Misogyny and the red pill’

Content Warning: this talk will deal with difficult topics which some audience members may find disturbing

Wednesday 24 November, in-person, starts at 11am:

Alex Leung, Northumbria University

title TBC

Wednesday 8 December, online:

Mel Evans, University of Leeds

‘When Oroonoko is not enough: computational stylistics and Aphra Behn’s prose fiction’

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For any queries, please contact Billy Clark: billy.clark@northumbria.ac.uk